In One Picture: Why Can’t Airport Food Always Be This Good?
A few weeks ago I left Dubai from its infamous Terminal 2 to travel to Doha. The black sheep of Dubai International Airport, it turned out, was a fascinating cultural experience. Workers from around the globe often find themselves traipsing through this terminal to find economic opportunity in the United Arab Emirates. One highlight at many airports in the Middle East was the food. Of course, not all of it was good. But chances are, you could nosh on more local and traditional fare as I did at the Terminal 2 food court. Hummus and stuffed grape leaves for a reasonable price? Bring it! The funny thing is that these vine leaves were probably the best that I had on this trip. Not everyone wants deep fried meat or ice cream when they are about to board a plane. Middle Eastern and Ottoman cuisine would do well at most airports around the world. I wish more concessionaires would consider this healthier option. Part of our In One Picture series.
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